Originally Posted by keeganbrick
What in the world was LaRussa thinkin when he pinch hit Encarnacion for Duncan in the 9th with 1 out and the bases loaded?
I know what the thinking was, lefty pitcher, put in the right handed batter....but sometimes you have to put the numbers aside (EE taken out for Hatte with em loaded) and just go with the guy who's bat has smoke coming off of it. There is no way I take Duncan out in that situation. This kid is flat out killing the ball, I'd leave him in and take my chances, but what do I know.